Looking for a nice place in the countryside, but still close to a lovely city? - Overijssel, Netherlands

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Netherlands

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    Last activity

    17/09/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family of 5. Jean Paul 48, Cindy 45 and our 3 children are a boy of 16, a girl of 14 and a little girl of 5 years old. We both worked in the travel and tourism industry. 3 years ago we decided to start our own small holiday accommodation and bought ourselves an old farmhouse. We turned one of the stables into an accommodation for guests (B&B). One part of the big building is almost ready to be rented out as a holiday house. Our goal is to offer a place where guests can relax and have quality time together in a natural environment. We focus on small groups. Last year, we turned the big barn into a place to live for ourselves. We did all the work with a lot of workawayers. We really enjoyed this time. As you will understand, the last 3 years we spent all the time we had on rebuilding and starting our business. This Summer, we can use some help in the garden, with general maintenance and cleaning the B&B and the holiday house.

    The farm is situated in the country site. The city centre of Zwolle is only 10 minutes by car. Zwolle is situated in the central East of the Netherlands. Amsterdam, Utrecht and Groningen are easy to reach by car or train within the hour.
    As you can read in our feedbacks, we really like to meet new people and other cultures. We love to share and spend time together, next to the (sometimes hard) work.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cindy worked the last few years in the cultural sector and Jean Paul is working for the National Forestry. Our direct neighbours are still farming with cows and sheep. Zwolle is an ancient city with stone walls and medieval buildings. Deventer (35km), Kampen (20km), Hattem (20km) and Zwolle are so called "Hanzesteden" and were the home of merchants in the 16th century who traded over the river "IJssel". Within 45 minutes you can visit several national parks (Weerribben Wieden, Sallandse Heuvelrug, Drents Friese Wold, Drentse AA, Hoge Veluwe). Zwolle has a big diversity in cultural events during these months.

  • Help

    Help

    We can use help in the garden, some painting projects outside, help with chores in the house

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a caravan available with a small toilet. You can take a shower in our house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We speak English, German, French and of course Dutch and a little Spanish.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day (20-25 hours per week), flexible

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